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Claire Mont Smith

Claire Mont Smith
Claire Mont Smith
Claire Mont Smith
Claire Mont Smith
Claire Mont Smith

Claire Mont Smith 

‘Threads’ is a group of works using repeated line - printed, drawn, collaged, painted – painstakingly built up. Their back story is small but significant moments in time, uncertainties and absences, flickering memories. The artist’s procedures embrace the accidental, even the arbitrary, exploring the possibilities of ‘error’ and ‘mistake’, drawing attention to ‘making’ as a process of growth and emergence rather than one of plan and design.

The use of multiple plate printing offers the possibility of developing several elements separately and putting them together, perhaps randomly, during the printing process, leaving the final interaction quite open and unexpected.

Conversely, the printmaking techniques involved are sophisticated: etching, aquatint, drypoint and chine colle. The last is a method used to collage delicate papers and metallic leaf onto the printed surface creating different levels of activity, perhaps of thought and reflection.

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